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'Million Dollar Baby' (2004)
"Another one is ‘Million Dollar Baby.’ I loved it. I thought Hilary Swank separated herself from being Hilary Swank. She didn’t think about being effeminate. She really became a fighter with the look. That’s what I worked on with Hugh -- I didn’t necessarily work with him on the execution with the punches as much. But, more so, to look the fighter and to feel the fighter. And that’s what boxing is all about: It takes place outside the ring. What takes place before that fight. It’s always compelling if done right."